Prong Wire Thickness: – 0.75mm, 21ga
Prong Wire Length – 12.00mm
Central Cup Pad – 3.50mm
ADJUSTABLE BAND MEASUREMENTS:
Width – 1.56mm, 15.5ga
Thickness – 0.77mm, 21.5ga
WHAT IS A HUGGIE?: A Huggie is an Innovative creation from Amoracast!
Prong set your favorite stone with ease.
HOW TO USE: A great solution for setting irregular stones. Hold the stone down in place in the midst of the prongs. Using the side of a pair of pliers or metal object, push each prong closer around the stone, starting from the bottom. It is best to work on each prong a little bit, rotating them, so that they are evenly tightened while the stone is kept in place. After you have closed the prongs, almost completely, trim the prongs as you wish. Often the stone is irregular in shape and you have prongs that seem shorter. The final trim makes them visually even and attractive. You can then file the prongs to a point, by filing the sides, or rounded before the final closing. The maximum size for a round bead is 10mm, or oval 10x14mm x (3mm high), or disc 12mm x (3mm high). The size is adjustable by spiral twisting smaller or larger.
AMORACAST GOLD: Amoracast gold vermeille is 14kt yellow gold plated over solid 925 silver and each piece will be stamped 925. The 14kt gold plating thickness is about 0.5 micron. A protective coating, much like a ceramic glaze, is then baked on – making it highly durable against wear and tear, and will prevent future tarnish. Although the plating is thinner than the requisite 2 microns in order to be labeled gold vermeille in the USA, our labour intensive process is far more durable and tarnish resistant than a 2 micron plating. Depending on the laws in your country on the minimum plating thickness in order to be labeled gold vermeille, you may choose to describe these pieces as 14kt Gold Plated Sterling with Protective Coating.